|man_made = cross|
|Cross, especially one with little historical value|
|Rendering in OSM Carto|
|Group: man made|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: de facto|
|Tools for this tag|
The tag man_made=cross is used to mapping crosses. Especially useful for mapping ones not qualifying for historic=wayside_cross. Particularly if it wasn't created within a historic context or does not have historic value.
For example, modern summit crosses, used to mark peaks. In order to be seen from afar, they are mostly big, heavy and simplistic.
This tag is used for crosses as standing structures and is not used for painted, carved or extremely tiny crosses.
How to map
- Draw a node and add man_made=cross.
- Summit crosses: if the cross is not exactly at the same position, or if its properties (e.g. name=*) differ, you need to create a separate node for the a natural=peak, in the case of a summit cross. Otherwise, or if you don't know the exact positions, you can set the man_made=cross tag on the same node as the peak for simplicity.
- Some use summit:cross=yes on the natural=peak node instead of (or in addition to) man_made=cross.
Tags used in combination
- natural=peak (see above)
- ele=* The elevation of the ground.
- height=* The height of the cross.
- direction=* The direction where the front side is facing. If front and back side can't be distinguished, take either.
Same or similar as historic=wayside_cross. In some maps, the symbol for wayside crosses includes a roof, while the symbol for other crosses doesn't. A peak with a cross is often shown as a peak sign (e.g. a triangle) surmounted by a cross. Renderer should be aware of micro mapping. A summit cross can be a separate node with other coordinates than the peak. An elaborate renderer may merge a peak with a cross within a radius inversely proportional to the zoom level.